COVID-19: The 2020-21 season in France could begin in August


The French government confirmed on Tuesday that Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 this season had finished. The LFP are now working on the calendar for next season and, according to ‘L’Equipe’, the plan to start on 7th August.

France is one of the countries whose top flight league has ended for 2019-20. COVID-19 is still very much a problem and the French Government believes that it is best football is over for this season.

So the LFP are now preparing for the 2020-21 campaign. ‘L’Equipe’ reports that the aim is to start in August.

It all depends on the coronavirus. In principle, the matches will be behind closed doors or, in the best scenario, in front of 5,000 spectators.

The French paper said that football could return to France on 7th August even though the French Government have banned sports events until September.

Bringing the season forward to the month of August would allow the clubs to get part of the season’s television money a bit earlier.

On the economic front, Ligue 1 is trying to soften the blow of the losses. The LFP, ‘RMC Sport’ reports, have come up with an emergency plan which includes financial help for the clubs.


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